This is a definite Foodie picture!
I made these for Christmas. I used to make
a lot more but downsizing cramped my style!
It's January and time to address some topics specific to the new year. But, what to choose! I have been putting off this blog because I am overwhelmed with ideas! HA! Here are a few:
1. Revisit my Bucket List from one of the first blogs I wrote after I retired. This is kind of a catch 22--Energizing to start working towards checking off some but depressing because too many cost too much for my meager pocketbook!
2. Talk about weight loss (a huge topic and advertising gimmick for the new year). This is also kind of depressing. I went in to get some stitches removed and had to weigh in. I discovered I'd gained back about 15 lbs since my big loss after my revision surgery 2 years ago! I better put my money where my mouth is and try to deal with my vertical sleeve properly!
3. Reminisce about many of our snowmobiling adventures! I think that has possibilities. Still not enough snow around here to actually snowmobile!
4. Because I am a Foodie I can always write about food and recipes! I actually am intending to add a recipe to this blog!
5. Plans for exercising. Yes, I do have some but I can't even motivate my self to write about them, let alone implement them!
6. Write about my sewing adventures. Now that I am living in town and have set up my sewing room this has a lot of possibilities. I actually do have a plan for a couple blogs but I know some of my readers are not sewists (sewers has several meanings). I would like to motivate them to take up this hobby but know it is futile to try with some of you! HA!
7. Write about my Backwoods memories, also known as childhood memories. I love doing this and as we grow older, I notice that my memories of certain incidents don't seem to match the memories of the other participants. It's kind of interesting to hear their take on what happened as opposed to mine. There are a wealth of stories from those days!
8. "Fun family trip" memories! The Manville family trips and Christmas debacles are legendary in our family. I'm sure all my readers can come up with some fun thoughts about their own "fun family adventures" as well!
Well, that just scratches the surface. There are all those blogs I wrote and said I would continue in a later blog that I never did contine! I also had some pretty cool blogs on the Blakeman Sewing and Vacuum sight that got lost when the sight was upgraded. Now that I have rambled on I need some feedback from readers, friends and family as to what I should start with! Today I think I will just post a recipe and a couple pictures and call it good. Then I think I will go back and look at my bucket list just to see if I need to check some off and add some new ones!
As I recall I said something about adding a new blog every day! I now know that is unrealistic for me. I am too perfectionist about my writing and it takes me way too long to post a blog each day. I have too many other things I like to do so I think it is more realistic to post every week or two.
Anyway, here is my recipe for my Yogurt Sundae Breakfast. It has developed over the last two years. Here is the backstory. Two years ago this month I had to have revision surgery from my lapband of 10 years to a vertical sleeve (a definite blog subject for later). During the 10 years I had the lapband I never was able to eat breakfast. Shortly after the surgery I spent several months with my college roommate, Annie, in Phoenix. She is wheelchair bound and I helped her fix some of her meals although she could do her own breakfast. I observed what she made every day except Sundays, but it didn't appeal to me. I thought with a few changes I might try it to see how my sleeve would react. I tinkered with it and now I have my version of breakfast every morning and I do love it!
Ingredients for my breakfast
MEEMO'S YOGURT SUNDAE
1/2 Medium Banana
1/4 C. Noosa*Yogurt, vary the flavors
2 T. shelled roasted sunflower kernals
1/4 C. granola, i.e. Quaker's Simply Granola (I actually make my own)
Fresh sliced fruit or dried diced fruit, Craisins, raisins can be added with or used instead of bananas.
*I love Noosa! I use the honey flavored or some of the flavors that are mixed with the spicy peppers! Also Tart Cherry, Lemon, Lime, Mango, Strawberry Hibiscus, Raspberry Habenero, and some others. You can use your favorite but I warn you, the Noosa is the best! Oh, and expensive unless it is on sale!
Layer the ingredients in a parfait glass or just mix them up in a bowl and enjoy!
|Skyler and Kara helped to assemble my|
bathroom cabinets while they were here!
My decorating is slowly coming together!